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Lighten Up: America is NOT the Kingdom of God

For some thoughts from Greg on the 4th of July and the Kingdom of God, see The Birth of Two Kingdoms: A Fourth of July Reflection.

And now for one of the most ridiculous examples of confusing the Kingdom of God with America.

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This would be funny if it wasn’t so disturbing. It’s kind of a mix of these two images:

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Who thinks up these things?

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